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Jaimie Kim

March 21

Thursday March 21
CLASSES

Mari Koda Dance Workshop

University of Hawaii at Manoa, BusAd D203, noon-2 p.m., free. “Step Up Revolution” dancer Mari Koda hosts a “dance talk” with Kid Dynamo, part of a three-day workshop. (duhawaii.com)

AARP Driver Safety Program
Kaiser Permanente – Hawaii Kai Clinic conference room, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $12-$14. Review the rules of the road and learn how aging can affect driving, how to help prevent accidents, how to deal with traffic congestion and more. Pre-registration required. (1-888-227-7669)

Folk Dancing Class
Pohai Nani Retirement Community, Thursdays until April 25, 3:30 p.m., free. Learn easy American folk dances from colonial to contemporary. No experience necessary. (247-6211 ext. 1107)

Junior Lifeguarding Club
Kroc Center Hawaii, Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until March 28, $100. Learn the basics of advance lifesaving skills, how to teach basic swim skills, work with the Kroc Aquatic Team and apply skills to real-life situations. Ages 10 and older. (kroccenterhawaii.org, 682-5505)

Martial Arts Cardio Circuit
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic third floor, Thursdays in March, 6-7 p.m., $24-$28. Learn self-defense while getting a good cardio workout. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Micro-Enterprise Training
Waipahu Festival Marketplace, suite 201, until March 30, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., $20. Gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to start a small business. Learn about developing a business idea, self-assessments, conducting market studies and a marketing plan, the various types of business and more. Deadline to register is March 7. (677-6939)

Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED
American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Rd., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $90. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children and infants, and learn how to use an AED; American Red Cross certification upon completion. Visit website or call to register. (redcross.org, 1-800-733-2767)

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 18, various levels at various times, $105-$182. Free parking located in the school’s King Street lot only. Contact for registration and times. (taikoclasses@gmail.com, 737-7236)

COMMUNITY

Community Town Hall With Honolulu Mayor
Pearlridge Elementary School Cafeteria, 7-8:30 p.m. Aiea and Pearl City legislators jointly host a town hall meeting featuring Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Discussions cover a variety of topics including transportation, state budget and more. (hawaii.gov)

DOK: Arise!
Kroc Center Hawaii, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Speaking to the warrior within to awake, arise and refuse to live in compromise. Ages 16 and older. (kroccenterhawaii.org, 682-5505)

Federal Bar Association Lunch
U.S. District Courthouse, fourth floor courtroom, arrive by 11:45 a.m. with government-issued photo ID for security clearance, free for FBA members, $40 for non-members. The Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter presents a lunchtime panel discussion: “Effective Motions Practice.” Speakers include Hon. J. MIchael Seabright, U.S. District Court Judge; Hon. Barry M. Kurren, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge. Moderated by Andrew Lautenbach, Starn O’Toole Marus & Fisher. (fedbar.org)

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening Presentations
Hanauma Bay Education Center, Thursdays through March, 6:30 p.m., free. Featuring “Variations in Songs of Humpback Whales Wintering in the Northern and Main Hawaiian Islands” (March 7); “Hawaiian Islands Dolphin Smart Program” (March 14); “Marine Mammal Strandings in Hawaii: What is the Process” (March 21); “Acoustically Quantifying Ecological Effects of Underwater Detonations in Military Training Areas with Implications for Conservation” (March 28). (397-5840, hbaynews@hawaii.edu)

Healthcare Reform
Castle Medical Center’s Wellness Center Auditorium, 6-7:30 p.m., free. Learn more about the Healthcare Reform Act and how it affects you. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Senior Citizen Information Table
Pearlrdige Center, Uptown second level, 9-11 a.m., free. (pearlridgeonline.com)

Tax Preparation Services
Kroc Center Hawaii, until April 11, 9 a.m.-noon, free. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free tax help for taxpayers with low- and moderate-income with special attention to those 60 and older. (545-6016)

“The Greenhorns”
Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School, 7 p.m., free. Punahou School and Slow Food Oahu host a free screening of “The Greenhorns.” A 2010 documentary, the film portrays America’s young farming community and its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The screening will be preceded by taste samplings from local farms at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. (punahou.edu/foodforthought, 945-1352)

THE ARTS

Next To Normal
Manoa Valley Theatre, March 7-24, visit website for schedule and cost. This acclaimed, groundbreaking musical with a thrilling contemporary score is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. (manoavalleytheatre.com)

Polaroid Stories
Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College, March 21-23 at 8 p.m., March 24 at 4 p.m., $5-$10. Windward Community College’s Theatre 260 students perform “Polaroid Stories.” (etickethawaii.com, 235-7310)

Sharks and Ships
BoxJelly & Fishcake, 6-10 p.m., $50. Arrive in vintage finery and board the SS PangeaSeed through Fishcake’s doors, decked out as a luxury ocean liner from a bygone era for an evening of vintage cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and shark art. This fundraiser benefits PangeaSeed, a local non-profit that focuses on the education of marine wildlife. (eventbrite.com)

FAMILY FUN

Music Together Sample Class
Ohana Music Together, Branch Studios Hawaii, Kakaako, 10 a.m., free. Celebrate Sing With Your Child Month. A program designed to fully recognize and honor the natural musicality of children ages birth to five years. (732-7464, ohanamt.com)

Preschool Storytime
Kaneohe Public Library, March 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m., free. Children ages three and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to experience a storytelling program every Thursday. Librarian Curt Fukumoto reads popular stories enhances with music, puppet shows, shadow boxes and crafts. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. (233-5676)

Waipahu Storytime
Waipahu Public Library Children’s Room, Thursdays until March 28, 10:30 a.m., call for cost. Preschool storytime for ages 3-5; each storytime ends with a short craft, puzzles and educational toys. (675-0358)

MUSIC

Dr. Jazz Trio
JJ’s Bistro and French Pastry, 5-9 p.m., free. (384-7223)

SPECIAL EVENTS

Heiva I Honolulu
Waikiki Shell, March 21-23, visit website for time, $10-$15. Hawaii’s biggest Tahitian dance competition. Featuring hundreds of soloists and premier Tahitian performance groups representing Hawaii, North America and Asia. (tahitinuiinternational.com)

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